Quilting, Farming, Variety

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Around here we have the expressions, "like two peas in a pod", "like mother, like daughter", and "the spittin' image".  Since I haven't checked to see what gender the calf is, I'll just stick with "the spittin' image" because they have the same facial markings.

I'm claiming this calf as my own, because I think I saved its life.  I found it, soon after it was born, with its neck and head twisted backward and upside down, with a front leg lying over them.  I quickly moved the leg, turned the head over, and after seeing that it was breathing, left it for its mama to finish the bonding process of licking it off.  The calf's tongue was swollen, indicating it had been a prolonged birthing process.  In a few hours it was up, getting its first warm milk.

Now for a kitten update:

They're still with me, growing and playing with one another.

The white ones are females and the black one is a male.  Kitty love ~~~

Have a good day,
Charlotte


17 comments:

  1. What a sweet post! I'm so glad the little calf is doing better. He/she sure looks like momma. The kittens are adorable.

    Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

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  2. mother and calf are beautiful, so glad you were there for them at the right time.

    we aren't farmers but we enjoy driving in the country this time of year and seeing the new calves and colts. We saw the prettiest paint colt this weekend.

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  3. I think that little one is rightfully yours Charlotte. I'm so glad you found him/her :)
    The kittens are delightful. So much new life at your house. Your flower garden is gorgeous!
    Hope you are doing well friend.

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  4. It always seems to me that a cow is prouder of a calf if it looks like her, and especially if it is a heifer calf.

    Looks like you are going to have a hard time choosing a sewing room kitty from this delightful little trio...just take them all in. The Farmer won't mind!@#$

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  5. What a sweet post, Charlotte. The calf is so cute, and the kittens are adorable! :)

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  6. I remember "calf" incidents from growing up on the farm--heard about them is more like it because my Daddy would not allow me to view anything like that. Glad you were there!!! The calf is gorgeous. I hope it's a heifer so she can stay around for awhile.

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  7. So glad the calf is doing okay now. Love the sweet little kitties. Nancy

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  8. Congratulations on saving your sweet little calf. The kittens are so cute. Mother Nature has blessed you with lots of adorable babies this Spring. :)

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  9. So nice to hear all turned out well for the little calf. Glad you were there to help out. The pictures of kittens are so cute. They make my heart happy!

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  10. Awe, I love this. If it hadn't been for you finding the little fellow, i hate to think what would have happened. You deserve to claim it. the kittens are so cute. Hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs, xo

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  11. Oh, how I love the calf and kittens. These animals are adorable. I'm so glad you saved the life of the calf. What a sweet posting.
    I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  12. Such sweet pictures! I would love to get my hands on those kitties!

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  13. Happy Memorial Day my dear friend. Hugs, xo

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  14. Sweet! We use all the sayings too - but my favorite is spitten image : )

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  15. Thank you for sharing these sweet, sweet pictures!

    Your flower garden is wonderful.

    Hugs, Carolyn

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  16. Love your post, Charlotte, and the pictures are adorable!

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